The Hit List – What kind of person

by Theresa Reed on April 22, 2017

The Hit List - What kind of person

What kind of person would I like to be?

I often ask myself this question. I think it’s a good question to ponder. When I ask this, I find that many adjectives come to mind. Compassionate. Kind. Loving. Honest.

I want to be a good person.

Being a good person is not an easy task. It requires a constant examination of your motives and behavior. What’s driving you to do what you do? Some people always have an agenda, often hidden, which may or may not be  virtuous. Others never bother to examine their conscience and instead go through life without one thought on the possible consequences for themselves or others. They just do whatever and let the chips fall where they may (and, in many cases, don’t seem to take responsibility for their choices).

Imagine if we all took stock of our thoughts, motives, and possible consequences before we acted.

I’d like to think that people do just this.

Then I look at my cat, who lies in the sunspot, blissfully unaware of anything at all, soon to wake and jump up on the counter in a sneaky effort to lick the butter dish, hoping upon hoping that no one will shoo him away, even though perhaps somewhere inside his furry little skull he knows we might. He doesn’t think much about anything except being a cat – and giving and receiving love.

For him, that’s good enough.

Perhaps for most of us, in our own way, we’re like that. Instead of worrying about being a good person, we try our best to be a good enough person.

I’m still not sure if that’s where I want to settle. But maybe, instead of constant worry about the direction my moral compass is pointing, instead I can just focus on being the kind of human that my cat loves. That’s good enough for him…and me.

cat sunning himself

Look at this lazy bastard…not a care in the world!

Other stuff:

I am lusting after this Yoga Journal Master Class series.

Who made the list: Sg Frindle predicts the next big tarot books.

No need to go to Colorado: How to make homemade marijuana gummy bears.

Ugh: Don’t Fool Yourself, Men Are Still Overwhelmingly In Charge.

Cool: Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives: 7,000 Artifacts Cataloged, Many More to Go.

Could sparks be flying between Tormund and Brienne? These pics from Season 7 Game of Thrones make me think yes!

Do you have trouble with boundaries? Join wise women Tanya Geisler and Randi Buckley for this free webinar: Boundary Bolstering. <-April 25th.

Speaking of boundaries, Andi Grace wrote an excellent post on boundaries over at Little Red Tarot: Hawthorn Heart – What makes an effective boundary.

Here’s a handy-dandy guide on how to read a whole damn book every week.

My daughter is not transgender – she’s a tomboy.

I am all about this: how to make an abundance altar in your wallet!

Holistic Tarot author Benebell Wen created a new companion course for her book! This looks amazing!

I love lucky charm jewelry.

Ha! I love this: Write, Never Marry, and Other Love Advice from Simone de Beauvoir’s Editor.

Teen Vogue is on it: Girls embrace their culture through their natural beauty.

Wise women: Gabriela Herstik chats with Amelia Quint and Haley Houseman on how to grow your own grimoire.

The eyes on this little kitty are too adorable!

Loving this collaboration between Briana Saussy and Sara Magnuson: Animalia Stellarum ~ Taurus the Bull.

So you think you can govern: you can’t bully a bully.

Pluto went retrograde on Thursday. The Numinous has a groovy guide to Pluto retrograde for your sign.

I adore this post from Sarah Nicotra over at Rebelle Society: Kindness is the Way and It Begins With Ourselves.

Because I have a black thumb, this interview with the author of How To Grow Stuff is right up my alley.

Nola Esoteric interviewed one of my fave tarot authors, Melissa Cynova of Kitchen Table Tarot.

Heading to NY next week so this list of the best NY restaurants may come in handy.

This book is on my wish list: Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of the Cards by Michelle Tea.

Yoga fans might want to check out this book from Jessamyn Stanley: Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

Another great yoga book coming out soon: Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories, & the Power of Transformation.

I always aspire to be a minimalist: Minimalist Makeover: Four Easy, Step-by-Step Strategies To Simplify Your Life Just As Much As You Want – Balance Minimalism and Consumerism.

Have trouble meditating? Check this out: Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers.

These Prismacolor coloring pencils are perfect for working your way through The Tarot Coloring Book.

Are you in New York? Join me next week for these two terrific tarot events:

Tuesday April 25 7-8PM: OcCulture Talks: join me and Haley Houseman for an interactive discussion about working as a reader, the art of tarot, and tarot’s powerhouse renaissance in the past few years. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. RSVP here.

Thursday April 27 6:30-8:30PM: Namaste Bookshop in New York City. Join me for a beginner’s workshop and book signing. $25. Register here.


What I’m Grateful For:

New iPhone

Upcoming travels

Giant tea mugs

Clean sheets

Soft baggy t-shirts

Knowing where my kids are at


Soundtrack for 4/22/17:

Common People by Pulp


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

images from stock photography and personal collection

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